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Calvary Celebrates National Social Work Month 2024

Since 1963, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has utilized Social Work Month to foster public support and interest in the social work profession.

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This March, Join us in Celebrating the Vital Role of Social Workers in Hospice Care.

As we celebrate National Social Work Month, Calvary Hospital and Hospice proudly shines a light on the indispensable contributions of social workers within end-of-life care settings worldwide.

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A Tribute to Calvary’s Dedicated Team

At Calvary , we are grateful for the dedication and compassion of our social work and family care team, who play a pivotal role in providing holistic end-of-life care to patients and their families.

Calvary’s social work/family care team profoundly impacts the care Calvary provides, underscoring our commitment to excellence. As a community, we recognize and revere the universal importance of social workers in supporting individuals and families during life’s final journey.

The Impact of Social Workers in Hospice Care

Social workers in hospice care settings support and assist patients and families facing serious illness. At Calvary, our dedicated team of Social Workers/Family Care Practitioners address patients’ emotional, practical, and social needs in both at-home hospice care and inpatient settings. Their compassionate care and unwavering dedication exemplify the values of National Social Work Month in stride with Calvary’s mission.

Celebrating Calvary’s Social Work and Family Care Team

Calvary’s Social Workers/Family Care Practitioners are instrumental in providing comprehensive support to patients and families throughout their hospice journey. At Calvary, our team works to ease serious illness’s physical and emotional burdens through individual counseling, family support, and coordination of community resources.

Whether at home, inpatient, or nursing home care facilities, Calvary and our dedicated team ensure that patients receive the care they need. It’s our privilege to offer physical, spiritual, and emotional care, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

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Recognizing the Global Impact of Hospice Social Workers

Hospice social workers worldwide play a vital role in providing compassionate end-of-life care and support to individuals and families. From targeted social initiatives to enhance cultural competency to advancements in technology and research, social workers are at the forefront of efforts to improve the quality of hospice care globally. As we celebrate National Social Work Month, we acknowledge the universal importance of hospice social workers and their tireless dedication to ensuring dignity and comfort for patients and families during life’s final chapter.

In recognition of National Social Work Month, we highlight the vital role of social workers in hospice care and various societal sectors. Their steadfast commitment to improving human welfare, championing social justice, and supporting individuals in difficult circumstances is worthy of our admiration.

As highlighted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for social workers is rapidly increasing, reflecting the critical need for their expertise and compassion in addressing pressing social issues such as mental health crises, economic distress, opioid addiction, and gun violence. Social workers serve as frontline responders, providing essential support and guidance to individuals and families navigating life’s most challenging circumstances. The growing demand underscores the urgency of empowering social workers to meet immediate needs and lead efforts in tackling systemic challenges and driving societal transformation.

The theme of “Empowering Social Workers: Inspiring Action, Leading Change” underscores the importance of advocating for policies and initiatives that support social workers and enable them to fulfill their mission effectively.

Thank you, Calvary social workers, for your invaluable contributions, and your commitment to compassionate, comforting, and dignified end-of-life care.